Middle East

Egypt jails Suez Canal official for espionage

Suez Canal shipping services manager sentenced for ten years on charges of spying for Israel about naval movements.

Egypt jails Suez Canal official for espionage


Argentina defies US court in debt dispute

Government deposits $170m in local bank to meet interest payments, in move designed to bypass jurisdiction of US courts.


Greek court orders demolition of Roma homes

Government seeking to take back prime real estate in Athens where community of 300 Roma have lived for four decades.


Spain suspends Catalonia independence vote

Catalan government says it will push ahead with vote, despite constitutional court suspending independence referendum.


DRC protesters say president seeks third term

Thousands of demonstrators accuse Joseph Kabila of trying to change the constitution in bid to remain in power.

Human Rights

Chinese accused of targeting Christians

Government accused of jailing a Church leader for being Christian but local officials deny targeting the minority.


Indonesia general alleges vote irregularities

Constitutional Court to deliver verdict in the appeal case filed by Prabowo Subianto.